a Hawaiian food made of taro root mixed with water, cooked, pounded into a paste, and then fermented slightly
Origin of poiHawaiian
A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.
Origin of poiHawaiian.
A traditional Maori performance art in which one swings in each hand a rope with a ball at the end, usually in specific, complex patterns.
Origin of poiMaori, ball.
- A national food of the Hawaiians, made by baking and pounding the kalo (taro) root, and reducing it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment.
- A creamy Samoan dessert of ripe bananas mashed with coconut cream.
- A style of performance art originating in New Zealand Maori culture.
- The equipment used in such a performance, typically a pair of short cords with a soft cloth ball at one end of each piece. Similar items, of different construction, are used in a more modern style of fire poi.